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Rachel Martin is taking some time off following the birth of her second child. A series of guest hosts will be heard until her return.

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As Their Wells Run Dry, California Residents Blame Thirsty Farms

Many rural residents rely on private wells for tap water. As the severe drought continues, many are wondering why farms seem to be getting water ahead of families.


An Urban Village Pops Up To Comfort Hong Kong Protesters

What began as a pro-democracy roadblock has grown into a combination street fair/art gallery, with an outdoor study hall, movie screenings, speeches — even a free library.


Are The Royals Just Lucky? The Week In Sports

Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants are coming to a head in the upcoming World Series. Slate.com's Mike Pesca takes a look at the odds.


Mormon Teens Re-Enact Handcart Disaster To Bring History To Life

In 1856, Mormons walking to Salt Lake City, dragging wooden carts, got stuck in a blizzard. Each year, thousands of Mormon teenagers return to that site to follow in the footsteps of their ancestors.


Will Ebola Impact Midterm Elections?

Weekend Edition Sunday's new segment, "For the Record," kicks off with politics and Ebola. NPR's Rachel Martin asks NPR's Mara Liasson and Dallas columnist J. Floyd about the politics of the disease.


California Farmers: We Are Getting 'Much Less Water'

Farmers say they aren't using up groundwater supplies, nor are they solely to blame for the water crisis. Almond grower Dan Errotabere talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about the situation on his farm.


Understanding Society Through 3 American Classics

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Azar Nafisi about her new book, The Republic of Imagination, a reflection on America through three of its most memorable books.


Here's What Happens When Gandalf Talks To Schoolchildren

Sir Ian McKellen made a special appearance at an English school. What special magical message did he impart? Do your homework!


Bishops Fail To Agree On Same-Sex Unions

Catholic bishops finished a two-week gathering at the Vatican on Saturday. Their discussions focused on the family and controversial issues, including gays and divorcees. But many were disappointed.


The Making Of R2D2, Galaxy's Most Beloved Robot

A star is born! We learn how R2D2, the robot in Star Wars, got his name and why he's such a beloved character. This story originally aired May 25 on Weekend Edition Sunday.



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